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April 7, 2009

Its confirmed. Indians (OK, OK Chinese also) are unimaginative.

A Sikh journalist  today flung a shoe at home minister P. Chidambram protesting against the clean chit given by the CBI to Congress leader Jagdish Tytler accused in 1984 anti-Sikh riots case. The inspiration was clearly taken from Muntadhar al-Zaidi, an Iraqi journalist who performed the same feat over Bush. Even when it comes to imitation, these Indians are behind Chinese people considering this same feat has already been emulated by them. Talk about world dominance!!

However, in the aftermath of these attacks, both India and China have played towards their strength and have given birth to industries in Service and Manufacturing sector respectively. Indians have started a course to teach politicians various techniques of dodging shoes and this course has become mandatory for all politicians prior to elections. Shoe industry, on the other hand, has gained momentum in China and custom made shoes of all shapes and sizes for all types of politicians are being made and exported all over the world.

In another story, 38-year-old Rashid Malbari, alias Rashid Hussain Sheikh, a close aide of  gangster Chota Shakeel had planned to kidnap a Dubai-based businessman returning to Mangalore for a ransom of Rs 5 crore. The ransom amount was to be used to assassinate Varun Gandhi and Pramod Muthalik, Malbari confessed before the Mangalore police.

Related News:

Sri Rama Sene leader Pramod Muthalik was taken into preventive custody as soon as he landed in Mysore, police said.Muthalik had come to visit Kyatharamanhalli suburb, where group clashes took place recently following which prohibitory orders were issued under sections 144, police said.

Varun Gandhi booked under NSA by Mayawati’s Government for his inflammatory speech at Pilibhit. Would remain jailed for some time.

Both heave a sigh a relief and thank God for jails!!

13 Comments leave one →
  1. Niti Jain permalink
    April 8, 2009 5:27 pm

    lol..but yeah when imitations like this happen its not as much fun..for one they aren’t new to look at And for two.. Both missed the target..imitation to improve karo yaar..

    good one

  2. April 8, 2009 7:28 pm

    Yea! No creativity! Or atleast hit the target! Probably the politicians practice dodging in their free time! So, they have become experts now.

    • Ankit Agrawal permalink*
      April 11, 2009 8:14 am

      all thanks to the new industry maybe!!

  3. April 9, 2009 12:02 pm

    Protests take newer and newer forms. This is the position world over. Sending Chadi was the latest form. There are lot of merits to this development. We are all tired of the age old type of protests, gheroa, dharna,strikes, blackbands on the sleeves, abstainin from office, et all. Further so far for making a protest to create news, there has to be a crowd. In the new form, individuals can make the protest. And such harmless protests as shoe throwing make a point in a few seconds, relatively harmless and one does not have to create a crowed. Humiliation is achieved. So we should all welcome such protests.

    • Ankit Agrawal permalink*
      April 11, 2009 8:16 am

      Well, i don’t agree here. Journalists are allowed into these conferences so that they can give an unbiased analysis and leave the rest to the people. If these things continue, they may not be further allowed in such events and hence the information might get compromised. As it is, the media faced a lot of flak for 26/11 attacks..

  4. April 10, 2009 2:41 am

    Great…now everytime a journalist doesn’t like what’s being said, shoes are going to fly…which will lead to the banning of shoes at all press conferences.

    • Ankit Agrawal permalink*
      April 11, 2009 8:19 am

      highly possible!!

  5. April 11, 2009 1:11 am

    In a mumbai Jindal also got shoe

    nice artilce

  6. April 22, 2009 5:17 pm

    Can you put me on you blogroll ?

  7. May 7, 2009 12:15 am

    Hi, cool post. I have been thinking about this topic,so thanks for blogging. I will likely be coming back to your site. Keep up the good work


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